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The SISU-FutureLearn Online Intercultural Course Launches!


02 March 2020 | By veripadmin | Copyedited by Li Lei

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irtual education is especially being promoted across China and other affected areas to limit the spread of the Corona virus. To help students from anywhere connect with the world during this time, the SISU “Intercultural Course” is being offered again, starting today!  

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intercultural-communication

This 5-week course (needing 4+ hours weekly online) involves learners in 15+ learning steps each week to enhance cultural exposure and intercultural awareness. The weekly topics move from (1) comprehending intercultural communication, (2) contextualizing cultural identities, (3) comparing cultural communication styles (4) clarifying and contrasting values, to (5) cultivating intercultural adaptation, each aiming to foster aspects of intercultural competence.

Besides introducing key ideas, theories and observations noted in intercultural studies, the design encourages active learning via “likes,” comments/replies and reflective summaries. You and/or your students can benefit from the thousands of diverse leaner comments from a range of cultures, ages, educational, work or travel experiences.

Today SISU/FutureLearn are also opening 3 other courses for learning Chinese: We welcome you to join, learn, and communicate with us!

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/chinese-pronunciation-tone

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/chinese-grammar

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/chinese-conversation

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) has partnered with FutureLearn since 2014 to develop and offer online content. Since 2015, the Intercultural course has now enrolled more than 55,000 enrollments and the Chinese courses have attracted over 11,000 learners to date! We’re eager to meet and learn online with you!

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Tel : +86 (21) 3537 2378

Email : news@shisu.edu.cn

Address :550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai 200083, China

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